Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe located in Kassel, Germany is a very unique park.Kassel is located in North Hesse and the main tourist attraction in the area is the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe. It is the largest park on a mountain slope offered by Germany tourism as well as Europe and one of the largest parks on a mountain slope in the world. The park covers an area of almost two and a half square kilometers, the construction of this unique mountain slope or Hillside Park was started in the late seventeenth century and it almost took a century and a half to be completed.
Unlike the gardens of its time, the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe is completely unique owing to its topography. Its water features as well as the statue of Hercules gives Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe an outstanding look making it a masterpiece. The artistic beauty of the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe is not without the help of science. Scientists had worked hard and put in a lot of unique thinking to create it therefore it is a technical masterpiece as well. It is a work of both art and science. In the age that it was built it was not easy to fathom the technical challenges involved.
The colossal statue of Hercules mounted on the steep pyramid which lends the place its grand beauty required completely distinctive solution to face the strong winds. The construction of the water features of the park promoted hydraulic sciences as well as hydrostatic sciences. Landgrave Karl had taken the initiative to build the park and the hydraulic discoveries during the project did not just provide the beautiful cascades but they were important for the development of the steam engine as well.
The Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe combines elements of baroque as well as romanticism and though it is somewhat similar to the baroque gardens of Versailles, its topography makes it extremely unique. The park is a gem for Germany tourism and those visiting the Northern Hess will not regret making a stop to view the amazing garden which is both a tribute to science and art. Once one is aware of the amount of thought and original scientific work that had been put into building Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, one cannot help but look at it with complete awe.
Its beauty and uniqueness to the naked eye is also truly awe inspiring but there is more to its uniqueness and importance than what meets the eye. Its fascinating history makes it even more popular among tourists. During summer months the park also offers water games on specific days of the week which are great fun. The park can be great for a family outing and if you do your homework properly, you can even give your teenage child a science lesson during the tour.